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Sumter School District's realignment study consultant shares project details in virtual public information session

Sumter School District's school zone realignment study is fully underway, and the project consultant gave a detailed description of objectives on Tuesday night during a public information session webinar. A large body of information and … more

Trustees again vote down Sumter schools mask mandate 5-4 but approve budget proviso resolution

A motion for a mask mandate was again placed on Sumter school board's agenda by a trustee on Monday, but it failed once more by a split vote. However, board members did unanimously approve a resolution urging the state's General Assembly to … more

'Not going to stop:' Sumter parents air concerns for more student safety measures

Sumter School District parents Kimberly Hodge and Mario and Michelle Giampopo are somewhat in a similar boat as district administrators: They are stuck in the middle of a political swamp and can't paddle. The parents all spoke during public … more

COVID-19 cases, quarantines down in Sumter schools

In the shortened Labor Day holiday week, new virus cases and quarantines in Sumter School District last week were at their lowest level so far this year. After recording 190 new positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff and directing 2,064 … more

"Do the work": WPDE reporter, Morris College alumni aims to inspire with convocation speech on Thursday

Since seventh grade, Tonya Brown knew she wanted to be a reporter. Brown would often use her pencil as a microphone and interview people at her school and in her community.The Bennettsville native … more

Resolution urging state to repeal budget proviso before Sumter's school board

In the continuing debate on mask mandates, Sumter's school board has a resolution on the table to urge the state’s General Assembly to repeal a budget amendment that bans them.According to its … more

Clarendon 2 extends virtual learning for Manning schools

Clarendon School District 2 announced Thursday it will extend virtual instruction for another week due to new virus cases and an increase in the number of students in quarantine.The district first … more

USC Sumter is No. 2 two-year college in the state again

For the fifth year in a row, a leading college rankings organization has ranked USC Sumter as the No. 2 community college in the state. Niche, an online educational institutional data company, released its 2022 College Rankings for both four-year … more

Planning for future scholars: Sumter Liberty STEAM Charter School receives money from Pilgrim's Pride

Liberty STEAM Charter School Chairman Greg Thompson, left, and Executive Director Khalil Graham, second from left, receive a $100,000 check from Pilgrim's Pride officials on Monday night. Pictured second from right … more

COVID-19 cases up to 200 in week 2 in Sumter School District

After recording 145 positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff just before and during the first week of school, Sumter School District had 200 virus cases in the week ending Friday. Also, the number of students directed to quarantine spiked … more

Clarendon School District 2 returning to all-virtual learning amid COVID-19 cases, quarantines

Students in Clarendon School District 2 schools will be switching to remote learning on Tuesday, Sept.7, as COVID-19 cases and the number of students in quarantine continue to rise. The … more

Campus corner for Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021: Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Erin Mills of Sumter has received a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Alabama. UA awarded more than 1,400 degrees during its summer commencement ceremonies on July 31. LEE … more

Clarendon District 2 students working hard at the start of new school year

Students in Clarendon School District 2 schools were celebrating Wacky Wednesday and Happy Tuesday and learning about physics, force and motion during their second week of school. more

Clarendon School District 4 calls meeting for final consolidation plan, new museum

Clarendon School District 4 has called a special board meeting on Monday, Aug. 30, to discuss two important items for the community and Clarendon County. The Clarendon 4 Board of Trustees will discuss the final draft for its Clarendon County … more

Manning High School FFA adviser, ag teacher named CSD2 2021 District, Teacher of the Year

MANNING - Clarendon School District 2 named Manning High School's agricultural science teacher and FFA adviser Alonzo McDonald as its 2021-22 Teacher of the Year and District Teacher of the Year. "It's really exciting," McDonald said about … more

Sumter school board votes down mask requirement 5-4

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees decided Monday night to not require that face masks be worn in schools and district facilities. In a split 5-4 vote, trustees voting for the … more

Lodge, temple work to donate school supplies to Florence District 3 students

Lake City Lodge No. 245 of The Knights of Pythias and Medina Temple No. 360 of The Dramatic Order Knights of Omar recently donated backpacks and school supplies to Florence District 3. The project was spearheaded by Votary and Grand … more

Greek sororities, fraternities donate supplies to Hartsville students

The Hartsville-area Greek sororities and fraternities planned and coordinated to assemble and distribute backpacks and school supplies to Hartsville-area students. Seen are some of the volunteers and various members from the Greek … more

Public comments at Clarendon 4 school board meeting address masks, Rose H. Wilder Elementary name change

As children return to classrooms, one parent spoke on behalf of other community members to board members about the well-being of their children during the coronavirus pandemic. Sandra Busby, a Scott's Branch High School alumnae, aired concerns to … more

Clarendon School District 4 has 'game plan' for COVID-19 safety

As students went back to the classroom Monday, Clarendon School District 4's Board of Trustees went over their "game plan" for the new school year amid a continued and resurgent pandemic. "I know one thing that is on everyone's mind is how can we … more
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